Windows Phone 'Tango' Earns Its Proper Name from Microsoft
Microsoft will officially refer to the Windows Phone Tango system update as "Windows Phone 7.5 Refresh," according to WindowsPhoneItaly.com. Stefania Duico, Microsoft's Windows Phone Business Group Lead in Italy, provided the information to WindowsPhoneItaly.com in an interview. Tango strips down the features of Windows Phone so that it will work on less expensive devices. The goal is to help smartphone makers target emerging markets with lower-cost Windows Phones. Some of the removed features include fast-app switching and background processes. The official name for Windows Phone Apollo (the next significant version of the platform) has not yet be given by Microsoft.
Microsoft Debuts Hyperlapse App for Windows Phone and Android
Microsoft today released an application for Windows Phone and Android handsets called Hyperlapse. The app can be used to stabilize shaky footage or to create fast-moving time-lapse videos.
Facebook for Windows Phone Receives Major Facelift
Microsoft has made available a new version of Facebook for the Windows Phone platform. The latest update to the social networking app mixes in several new features that were previously only available in the beta, as well as overhauls both the user experience and performance.
Microsoft Says Older Phones Won't Get Windows 10 Until 2016
Microsoft today said owners of handsets running Windows Phone 8 / 8.1 will have to wait a bit longer to receive Windows 10. The update was originally expected to arrive this month, but Microsoft has now delayed the rollout.
Microsoft Improves Facebook Messenger for Windows Phone
Microsoft today announced the availability of a new version of Facebook Messenger for Windows Phone. The revised application adds a couple of new features, including support for groups.
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